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Colac Central Hotel-Motel

10 Murray St Princes Highway, Colac, Victoria 3250 Australia

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#3 of 3 motels in Colac
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Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travellers visiting Colac, Colac Central Hotel-Motel is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its budget friendly environment and proximity to great restaurants and attractions, Colac Central Hotel-Motel makes it easy to enjoy the best of Colac.

Guest rooms offer a refrigerator and air conditioning, and Colac Central Hotel-Motel makes getting online easy as internet access is available.

In addition, guests can enjoy a lounge during their visit. As an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

While in Colac be sure to experience local oyster favourites at Apollo Seafood.

Best of all, Colac Central Hotel-Motel makes it easy to experience some great Colac attractions like Colac Botanic Gardens, which is a popular garden.

Colac Central Hotel-Motel is sure to make your visit to Colac one worth remembering.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Internet
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
Outdoor dining area
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Air conditioning
Microwave
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Electric blanket
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Charlie S wrote a review Nov 2022
Victoria, Australia945 contributions321 helpful votes
Room had been partially renovated, but the low-wattage lights made the room dark. Shower hot water was a fine spray and not very hot. There was no soap/shampoo in the shower - tried to get some at Reception but it was unattended and did not respond to phone. Eventually had to decant from the hand basin wall-mounted unit into a cup and then get into the shower. Carpet was 'sticky' - presumably a long time since it was washed/shampooed.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Cheryl R wrote a review Mar 2021
Werribee, Australia52 contributions4 helpful votes
I thought this Motel was simply the best!!!! One thing I always look for in a Motel room is somewhere to place my luggage. The room was extremely comfortable and it was well supplied with all the necessities. I would most definitely come back here.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Chris Stevens wrote a review Nov 2020
South Yarra, Australia3 contributions2 helpful votes
I have been meaning to do this for weeks, all this doing nothing in iso has really kept me busy! I stayed at the Central after the first lockdown and before the second. Some history for you all, I am researching the history of Hotels in Australia, and the Central Hotel forms a pretty important part of the transition from boarding houses to fancy hotels in the 1960’s. The Central was one of the first Commodore Motels - the chain the revolutionized accommodation in Australia. Enough of history and now today. Ok so reception and parts of the restaurant are a little daggy and a victim of low level neglect over the years, nothing major, just a bit like Aunty Cheryl decided to become an interior designer and for Christmas gave you a consultation. BUT, Cheryl didn’t get to the rooms, they are well appointed, nice size and very very clean. Good weefee and big internet televisions in the rooms,’solid in room dining and great hosts. Having stayed at all the hotels in Colac, the Central is streets ahead, as an overall Package. The others may have bigger rooms but they are dated, nice reception but rude owners, a swimming pool but freezing water etc etc etc. There tag line is the best one I have heard and makes a lot of sense “3 stars we are proud of” this shines through and for what it’s worth the Central ticks the boxes in a very high 3 star way.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Captain Rod Peters wrote a review Nov 2020
Airlie Beach, Australia3 contributions1 helpful vote
Ok, so when I write this review I am writing this as a person who has stayed in 6-star hotels and .00001 star hotels. When I review a hotel or anything, I review it for what it is, in this case, a country 3-star hotel. I found myself at the Colac Central as accommodation in Lorne was off its head price-wise, so the alternative was to stay in Colac, and travel to the Ocean Road. The 30-minute trip is a beautiful drive and worked out miles cheaper than paying the ridiculous price for not much in Lorne. (I travel 45 minutes in traffic (pre-COVID to work each day). I was a little put off by the Central as some early reviews go to town on it, but I was assured by locals that it had a few owners over the years and the new owners for what they had heard are lovely. I tossed up between a couple of Hotels (imagine if i was making a big decision) and settled on the central. ON first appearance it certainly will not be nominated for any architectural awards, so this is a little off-putting, but that's about my only whinge. The owners are lovely, and I think that is part of the charm when staying in private hotels, that the guest is almost an extension of their family. I can remember the mans name, but Claire is the wife and owner and she was great. In Short here is my Trip Advisor Score - I have a new account because i changed emails so you may have read my stuff on my old account @rodp, 1: Cleanliness - 10 Rooms smelt clean, where clean and even compared to a 6 star hotel you would be happy. 2: Decor - 8 Recently updated rooms, lovely bed coverings, daggy table and chairs, smart tv and modern bathroom 3: Ammenities - 9 Fast Wifi, Solid Food Offering, Comfortable bar, and lounge, great parking 4: Service - 10 Everything and more, room service, loads of smiles 5: Comfort - 7 I have deducted 3 points here because there was some noise coming from the pub, this is inevitable and not bad enough to complain, but you know there is a public bar close by. So The Rod Score is 44/50 which just sneaks in for a 5-star review! Stay here as a top-end 3-star country hotel, and you will be very very happy. I can't say I am planning on a Colac trip anytime soon, but if i was, i would be back.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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anthonygeorge2020 wrote a review May 2020
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I stay at the Colac Central 2-3 times per week, and I preface this by saying its not the Ritz Carlton, BUT, the cleanliness of the rooms and the quality of service eats any 5 Star Hotel I have stayed at. They have a great room service menu that is best described as no nonsence solid pub food that is affordable and delivered to your room with a smile. I genuinally enjoy staying their and feel welcome everytime I do! Cannot recommend the Central enough.
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Date of stay: May 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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carmel r wrote a review Mar 2020
Geelong, Australia33 contributions8 helpful votes
Humble, clean, friendly, close to the hospital & had all I needed for the night before an operation at the hospital. It also fit our tight budget. Easy to find & access. Close to the CBD & many eateries only a few blocks away.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Responded 3 May 2020
Thank you for your lovely review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Colac.
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harleymarginwalker wrote a review Apr 2018
Ballarat, Australia65 contributions26 helpful votes
In hindsight I should have paid an extra $30 and stayed elsewhere........ Lady at check in was very pleasant and gave us keys, directions to our room and a small carton of milk. Upon entering our very small room I placed the carton on milk in the fridge to find there was already one there that had expired 2 weeks previously........ I’m guessing the fridge and possibly the room doesn’t get cleaned as frequently as it should. Room was very small with a fairly comfortable double bed but the shared bathroom facilities up the hallway were very average. The only upside to this place is that it is very central. I’m glad we only stayed a night though.
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Date of stay: April 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Hetty S wrote a review Mar 2018
Geelong, Australia19 contributions19 helpful votes
I had a single room. Absolutely tiny. The bare minimum of furniture and amenities. The whole place was worn and old. It smelled like my mother in law’s spare room, back in the 1970s. That’s probably the last time any renovations happened at this hotel. The bathroom facilities were of a sub standard. I’ve found better in out-of-the-way camping grounds. And then there was the noise! Chattering, loud laughing, people running from room to room, and slamming doors. At midnight!! I would recommend you look elsewhere in Colac if you want a clean, newish, and quiet place to stay for a night. It is certainly not worth anything close to what I had to pay.
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Date of stay: February 2018Trip type: Travelled on business
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Lachlan C wrote a review Feb 2018
Melbourne, Australia28 contributions8 helpful votes
good location. clean room. shared bathrooms could use a little work, but are adequate. not the Ritz, but not Ritz priced. was a little concerned by the smoke alarm outside my room... which was open and battery less, thus if there was a fire would have done...very little. lots of workers staying here as cheapest place in town. $5 schooners at the bar make up 2 of the 3 stars i gave here.
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Date of stay: January 2018Trip type: Travelled on business
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davidhughtaylor wrote a review Jan 2018
Melbourne, Australia600 contributions273 helpful votes
we stayed in the hotel rooms with shared bathrooms located above the public bar rather than the more expensive self-contained motel style units out the back. Owners were friendly and I was pleasantly surprised by the large size and cleanliness of the rooms, with clean bedding, firm mattresses and even airconditioning! (country hotels can sometimes be very bad but this one was good!). We stayed mid week so no late nite noise from the the public bar but as a country town, there is a constant rumble of freight trucks driving thru the main street all nite long so if you are a light sleeper it might be worth ear plugs.
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Date of stay: January 2018
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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AU$160 - AU$169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Colac Central Hotel-Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Colac Central Hotel-Motel?
Nearby attractions include Jo's Pantry (0.2 km), Colac Uniting Church (0.4 km), and Sculpture Park (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Colac Central Hotel-Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, free parking, and internet access.
What food & drink options are available at Colac Central Hotel-Motel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, breakfast, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Colac Central Hotel-Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Colac Central Hotel-Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Future Cafe, Fusion Restaurant, and The Farmer's Son.
Is Colac Central Hotel-Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Colac.